Published on July 8, 2014
My quest in life is to give back to the very communities I once helped to destroy by ministering hope, enlighten the youth of today that their options are not limited; challenging them to take responsibilities for and to change their negative behavior. In trying to be that Agent of Change led me to start a Non Profit Organization – I am the founder of "Healthy Options for Personal Excellence (HOPE)" a 501c (3) organization implemented in 2005. How could one poison the very community that they live in? What was the precursor that prompt one to kill and still walk the streets as though the very life that they had taken had little or no value or was it justifiable so? One would assume that this individual or ones like him are heartless, ruthless having no regard for law and order nor any fear of those who opposed him. You now have an opportunity to see inside the man who these words were once used to describe. You will have an up close and personal view to understand the making of such a volatile, articulate, yet misunderstood man. While reading the story of my life through Rebirth Magazine and my upcoming book “Truth From The Inside” read the episodes until you get to the end for the saga will continue. Try with everything in you to not pass judgment, but gain a better understanding of how I perceived my life, options available to me, and the choices that I made. My life story has been one that I have attempted on many occasions to place in literary word, but the time was never quite in season. Now, that I look back over some 60 years of walking this earth, I realize that it was not all for not. Never will I make excuses for my actions, but I will apologize to those who were adversely affected during and perhaps after my rise and fall as a drug king pin. I believe and come to know that there are no winners in the game (life of crime) as we coin the phrase. It is my hope and prayer that the uncut truth will help young lives from being cut off. Letting history be our best teacher and after sixty-one years of living – 23 years in the street life and 23 years with Christ I believe that my book will be an inspiration some; give clarity to others and hope to the hopeless. The events and names that you will read have been altered to protect those that are still alive and to respect the families of those who are no longer with us, but never the less you will read true accounts or will you? Perhaps somethings will die with the man who holds the pen. You may wonder why tell my story now? To answer your question it is my hope to deter others who glorify such a lifestyle and to give encouragement to those who have taken the journey that there is a way out that does not require the grave or prison as your only exit. So sit back and travel with me as I re-live the making and progression of a documented Kingpin.